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Sunday Matters: Almost There

Sunday Matters

I can’t even believe that Christmas Day is this week. This year the week just hit me in the face. We’ve had a hard time scheduling things and can’t even figure out which day we are attending the Christmas service. Every, single, day, presents a challenge in some way. It’s not all bad though. We’ve met a lot of new people this year and with new friends, comes new things you want to participate in. A good problem to have?

Right Now:

High School ministry is on break and our church has a Christmas service this morning but I think we are going to try to hit Monday’s service so we can be together but it may not work out.

I need to figure out what I am making Christmas day. I nixed the idea of going out. We do make Christmas dinner reservations most years but it’s been crowded and the food hasn’t been great so I want to make something myself this year. I will spend some time figuring that out today.

This Week:

Monday – possibly attend the Christmas service.

Tuesday – Spending Christmas Eve with the in-laws. We are having brunch this year. Then, my daughter has a singing gig at another church at 8pm and 11pm.

Wednesday – Christmas at home, then probably Star Wars.

Thursday or Friday – Disneyland!

Reading:

I just finished Promises of the Heart by Nan Rossiter.  I’ve read every book she’s written. This one is a little different. No beachy setting but it really spoke to my heart. Review coming very soon.

Guys, it’s impossible for me to believe but at the beginning of the year I signed up to read the Bible in a year and I finished early! What an accomplishment.

First book. I have no idea what my first book of the year will be but I am looking forward to picking it out!

Watching:

ALL the Christmas movies I can watch. Plus I recorded the All in the Family and Good Times (Live) event as well as the I Love Lucy Christmas Special. I plan to watch them this week.

I Love Lucy Christmas Special

New Things I’ve Tried:

I ordered some fancy tabs for my Bible on Etsy. I haven’t put them on yet but when I do, if they work out for me I’ll share the link in case anyone wants to get some. This lady makes tabs for planners too.

Grateful for:

With all the changes at work, (VP retiring, Interim VP named, permanent VP position posted, others retiring, me being moved to a different group, this downtime can’t come soon enough. I need a factory reset and I am glad to have time on the books for me to do just that.

How is your week looking? More shopping? I have a few items I need to get but honestly, I’m done for the most part. Trimming it all down this year.

Sunday Matters: Life Update

Sunday Matters

I had high hopes for the RIP Challenge but you know me and challenges. The one book I actually got to was not really horror at all. I did watch some movies though. I was so into the challenge but then it got warm and it didn’t feel like fall here. Hard to do a fall reading challenge when it’s like summer outside.

And, the fires. When it feels like all of California is burning, it’s hard to cozy up on the coach with your current read.

I didn’t get to post last week but my daughter’s high school took 1st place in the Musical category at that theatre festival I mentioned. Lots of competition and with half of them evacuated from their homes the day before, they really came together and performed amazingly well. If you are theatre lover at heart, check out Jesus Christ Superstar told in 7+ minutes. My daughter is the tall one and has a nice solo as Pilate.

Right Now:

As you read this, we are on our way to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to see my son in his first show there, Lysistrata. Fires permitting, as there is another one they are battling right now, we hope to get there early so we can take him out to breakfast. It’s a good three hour drive.

This Week:

Nothing remarkable this week. Just rehearsals for Annie and Macbeth. Maybe someday my daughter will finish her driver’s training.

Reading:

Still reading King’s new book, The Institute.

Watching:

I did manage to watch Charlie Brown while handing out tons of candy last Thursday but never got around to watching Halloween 2 which was my plan.

Still watching The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.

New Things I’ve Tried:

You guys, I work in Information Technology and I had yet to use Grubhub or any other food ordering app. I was aware of the convenience of course, but just didn’t want to put my information in. Well, that is how my university does mobile ordering now so I downloaded the darn thing. It is nice to just walk up to a counter and get my grub.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for the arts. Both of my kids as you know are heavily involved and it’s such a pleasure to see all their hard work pay off in the form of a production. I love sitting in that theater seat waiting for a show to begin. It’s THE BEST feeling.

How have you all been? I received many messages asking about me and the fires nearby. Thank you so much for thinking of me and my family. The night before the competition, I had some kids at my house because they could not get back into their homes and I was afraid they wouldn’t make the competition. Everyone has been on edge. Traffic has been horrific. I had to work from home one day and the university closed one day as well. But, our homes are still standing. Sadly, my daughter’s friend lost his home in one of those fires.

Anyway, that’s it from me. Hello, November and hello time change.